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Charlie Martin

An Introspective Perspective: The Evolution of the Extrusion/Compounding Industries (1984-2023)

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MDCL 1110

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With 36 years in the extrusion equipment business, Charlie Martin, president and GM of Leistritz Extrusion, is an expert in the field.


Charlie is President of Leistritz Extrusion USA, a company that provides manufacturing equipment and engineering services to the plastics, medical and pharmaceutical industries in the USA and around the world.  He has been involved with both single and twin screw extrusion systems since 1984.

Extensively published, Charlie has delivered technical presentations at wide-ranging events around the world, authored numerous papers and chapters relating to an array of extrusion related topics, and is the co-editor of the textbook entitled Pharmaceutical Extrusion Technology.  He has also been awarded 2 extrusion related patents.

Charlie serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Extrusion Division, and the Polymer Processing Institute.  He also serves on the Bioplastics Division Committee for the Plastics Industry Association.

Charlie earned his undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College and an MBA from Rutgers University.